In addition to the ordinary concerns that apply to all business transactions, healthcare transactions are subject to additional scrutiny.
In addition to the ordinary concerns that apply to all business transactions, healthcare transactions are subject to additional scrutiny. For example, the federal Stark regulations and anti-kickback statutes are implicated by any arrangement or relationship that involves any federal health care program (Medicare or Medicaid). California has additional, distinct, and broader statutory rules governing health care providers’ business relationships.
The repercussions for the violation of these statutes includes criminal and civil penalties, as well as exclusion from participation in federal health care programs. For these reasons, it is important that healthcare practitioners understand the laws, how they are enforced, as well as safe harbors, exceptions, and how all of these affect their practice.
Pharmacies require an attorney who understands the independent retail pharmacy business. An attorney must coordinate knowledge of compliance and the business of running a pharmacy.
Prior to representing pharmacy clients as an attorney, I worked at a retail pharmacy. Presently, I represent independently owned pharmacies, including retail, compounding, wholesalers, and long term care pharmacies in business and regulatory matters relating to the California Board of Pharmacy, DEA and FDA.
Representing Home Health companies requires experience working in a field with Joint Commission compliance standards. Joint Commission surveyors visit accredited health care organizations a minimum of once every 39 months to evaluate standards compliance. All regular Joint Commission accreditation surveys are unannounced. That is why it is imperative to be prepared and compliant.
I have experience advising my home health clients with formation, hiring, growth, surveys and mergers.
Our healthcare law services:
- Pharmacy and compounding compliance counseling
- HIPAA and state patient data privacy and security requirements
- Risk management & preparatory audits
- Regulatory compliance
- Defense against government, insurance and 3rd Party audits
- Obtain site permits & licensure from the CA Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and Medi-Cal.
- Negotiate provider contracts
- Business planning and strategic alliances
- Advise new/start-up business ventures & buy-sell agreements
- Stark & Anti-Kickback
- Board of Pharmacy investigations and enforcement proceedings
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigations, audits, and hearings
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigations and enforcement actions
- Reimbursement recovery audits by government payors, including Medicare and Medi-Cal
- Third party payor audits
- Entity formation
- Purchase and sale
- Employment Contracts
- Contractor Agreements
- Commercial Contracts
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We will get started and prepare quality work faster than you expect. Call us today at (310) 750-1006 to schedule a consultation and discuss what we can do for you.